Sunday, September 16, 2007

Family Day at Lost Productivity: That Special Monkey and Alkie Kong 2!

Thanks to Tone Dawg for this latest YouTube video: That Special Monkey!

Our cousin-in-law Brian Alonzi has mellowed out quite a bit, but he used to freak us out as kids by making up balloon animals and then stomping on them or popping them with a lit cigarette. I found the first video game character ever that sounds like Brian did in his heyday: Alkie Kong 2!

Last of all is a cool game I picked up on and started playing right off the bat: Castle Wars. You can play with one player, a friend in the same room, or in a chat room (where your friends can go too, if you know someone a few cubicles down)! Check it out here... it's almost break time! :D

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Friday, September 14, 2007



I found MJB on Newgrounds last night. I tested it out, just a little bit. One more game. One more game...

Four hours later, I was still playing. I couldn't believe it.

MJB pits you not against stale AIs, but hundreds of real-time players, three at a time. There are no Jims, Toms and Rays here. Instead you will fight against Jellies with such pithy names as Fartpaste, DogMonkey, and... Mike Lakewood?!? Everyone starts out at the bottom of the screen. The bottom rows are empty but the top rows, which drop down a row at a time, are loaded with crazy weapons and powerups!

Do you go for a freeze to hit the player resting beneath a mine? Double damage with Jelly Rage? Take away your opponents' powers with a De-Bonus? Turn invisible? Forfeit? Teleport out of danger? Or fire off the mighty Blast, Air Strike, or Nuke?

Whatever you do, the strategy can change in a minute or even a second! If two Jellies land on the same square, you can be sure there will be a fight, called a Jelly Roll. Whichever Jelly gets the highest number, from 1 to 10, gets to stay on the square, and the other Jelly gets shoved off!

As I wrote this, I just survived a fiendish four-way where one lurker kept sniping at me from across the board with Air Strikes and second-guessing me with effective Laser shots. He fired off a nuke at me -- but I had one unit of Shield left! Then I did a Nuke with Jelly Rage, doing 60 out of 100 possible points to him. We struggled across the field, picking up powerups and shooting at each other, till we both jumped on the same square: a Laser. I won the Jelly Roll, knocking him off and doing 15 more points of damage to him. 25 points remained, and I still hadn't fired off the laser. I did, dealt 30 points of damage, and won the game.

And I just got into a fight where a player named Iran got a Nuke... it wasn't pretty. :D And then I played a game where I went as low as 5% health, to battle back on a final Blast while I had double damage (110% damage to him, woo)! But anyway, try the game out. And last of all, make it to Multiplayer mode and get a 20% discount from Logitech!

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Monday, September 10, 2007

Hipster Olympics!

I usually put games up first, but this YouTube video is instant gold. :D

Are you cooped up in an office wishing you made pizza for a living instead? Don't! Trust me. But do check this game out! Pizza Shack Deluxe: all the fun of balancing your reputation against running around like a chicken with your head chopped off.

And last of all, we have Bloons! Bust your way through a huge pile of balloons of different colors, with some really crazy darts!

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Sunday, September 9, 2007

Cow Tippin'! Rat Flippin'! All the fun of cow tipping, pies and hoes included (ouch).

Launch a rat! :D Use your extra speed to keep you going on an amusing retro bar top scene.

And for those of you who toughed it out in the 1970s playing video games, I'd like to present: Adventure Speed Mode! :D

And last of all, this semi-awful tribute to River City Ransom, one of my all-time favorite games. See you tomorrow! :D

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Saturday, September 8, 2007


Welcome back! We've got some great stuff for people who want the inside scoop on Silent Hill: Origins! The first clip is so far inside the game you may not even want to see it if you plan on playing it!

And a song from the game:

And now for a few games... :D

Gaming by Caffeine Drip: Or, The Spreadsheet Solution The Egypt Game: for when you absolutely, totally have to have something to keep you from going stark raving looney from boredom while you're doing things like spreadsheets, word processing, or dealing with irate customers by chat.

...Or Do You Just Want To Smash Something? Lemon Smash. Come on, how fun can a game be like this? Actually, plenty! If you're stressed out to the point you want to crush something into a fine pulp, head for this game PRONTO before you cause any lasting damage to your monitor, paperweight, bank vault, big toe, frontal lobe, or other random bleedy bits.

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Thursday, September 6, 2007

Lost productivity....

Due to connection problems, Lost Productivity will not be publishing for Friday. We hope to resume publishing as soon as possible and will have one post for each day of delay when we finally catch up. It sure isn't from lack of motivation. I've had a great time blogging for LP so far and hope to keep it going for a long time.

See you soon,

Lionel Houde
Publisher, Lost Productivity
From his parents' place

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Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Still on a tight schedule, but try these out...
A very Zen game. Take your time, use the mouse from the P menu, and give it a try. Pretty relaxing. Rock-Paper-Scissors... Monkey-Nuke-Dynamite-Sponge-Woman-Devil... :D This is an old favorite.

And here are three videos. This is Brett Dennen jamming live, and The Hauntening, and a surprise. Gotta go but enjoy. :D

This is my buddy Lothar Patten. He overcame homelessness to make a documetary featuring Ted Kennedy, Ted Danson, James Carville, Wesley Clark, Carol Moseley-Braun, John Kerry, Joe Lieberman, and Howard Dean (George Bush's security detail turned him down as a security threat, but judge for yourself). If you know anyone who can help Lothar go national, he's looking for some help!

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Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Quick dirty links, all the fun

And a bit of good music for your day.

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Monday, September 3, 2007

An Absolutely Fiendish Diversion: Impossible Quiz 2

Man, oh man, is this game EVIL. Try it out: Impossible Quiz 2. The only thing saving us all from being fired is bombs that conveniently explode if you don't have a clue and/or should really be doing something else.

IQ 2 uses some cultural knowledge, so be prepared to think so far outside the box you suffer oxygen deprivation. I've only made it to the stage with the cursor coating. Good luck!

And for anyone who's had problems with presentations... let this girl make you feel like Orson Welles by comparison. And following her are a few clever (also by comparison) parodies.

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I hope you're not working... but if you must... Brett, Sean, Floyd and Serling

Labor Day. A day to celebrate Labor, the mighty set of gears that turns the nation's economy.

So stop turning already! :D Take a few minutes. After all, they've made a holiday up for you. Take a few minutes and enjoy it on the same day, could you? Your boss probably doesn't want to be here either. And if you are the boss... more power to you. :D

Here is some Brett Dennen music he did live with Sean Hayes. I got a shock when I saw what he looked like after hearing his voice on "Desert Sunrise". This is one majorly talented kid -- he opened for John Mayer (I think it should have been the other way around):

And here is a little parable from the 1950s, remixed in the 2000s with 1970s wisdom:

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